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Sylvia Syms

Interview with the straight-talking star of films such as Victim and Ice Cold In Alex, shot in 1967.

Inside Film 1967 15 mins


Syms was a new breed of actor, one who wanted to be judged on terms beyond her looks or libido. That could be troubling for a media keen to misrepresent her, so she courted scandal. Yet Syms' maturity and intelligence is refreshing when addressing politics, the definition of a 'British film' and the changing nature of the film business.